Jan 25, 2013 9:00am EST
into ole miss. almost nine years since the brown decision. we may lose our moment. he resolved to go into birmingham. go for broke. if we can do something there, we can do something anywhere. he didn't even tell his own father or his board that he was going to do wiit. he started preparing with his most trusted people, the very ones that j. edgar hoover was trying to get him to get rid of. dr. king committed himself to birmingham. it was segregated by race and stratified by gender and condition of life and in every other way you might want to think. there were few female students at the university of north carolina. they had to be nursing students. there were none at yale and westceton let alone las point. in that same month 50 years ago, george wallace took office in alabama with an address pledging segregation today, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever, looking at a world that was segregated by race down into the state constitution's ban had defined partisan politics in the united states such that the democratic party was the party of segregation throughout the seven states.
Jan 21, 2013 12:00pm EST
're in your image, whether brown, black, or white, male or female, first-generation immigrant american or daughter of the american revolution, gay or straight, rich or poor. we pray for your blessing. without it we will only see scarcity in the midst of abundance. with your blessing we will recognize the abundance of the gifts of this good land with which you have and out of this nation. we pray for your blessing. bless all of us. privilege to be a resident of this nation with a. of gratitude in humility that we may be a blessing. we pray that you will shower with your life giving. that will be leaders of this land, especially barack our president and joe our vice- president. fill them with righteousness that they may serve this nation ably and be glad to do your will. endow their hearts with wisdom and forbearance so that peace may prevail with righteousness, and justice with order, some men and women can find the fulfillment of our humanity. we pray that the president and all and political authority will remember the words of the profit micah "what does the lord require of thee but t
Jan 24, 2013 5:00pm EST
or any time in our video library at c-span.org. jerry brown delivered his address today. this is 25 minutes. >> thank you. [applause] thank you. they do fellow constitutional officers. and all my friends gathered here this morning. the message this year is clear. california, we have brought in just two years a solid budget. by god, we will preserve and keep it that the -- that way for years to come. [applause] my longest speech. we will not get out of here if we do not keep moving. against those who take pleasures, california did the impossible. you did it. you cast difficult votes. you reform and reduced the state's long-term liabilities. then, the citizens of california, using their inherent political power, under the constitution, finished the task. 55-44% terahertz members of the legislature, i salute you for your courage for wholeheartedly throwing herself into the cause. i salute the unions, the members, and leaders, and you show order night -- ordinary people can do. i salute the leaders in california business and the individual citizens who proudly stood with us. i salute th
Jan 28, 2013 12:00pm EST
brown and become it is first woman to represent massachusetts in the senate. in the house joseph kennedy represents the fourth district. he is the grandson of us senator robert f. kennedy. >> if we can weigh flt needs of others, we align ourselves with those forces which are bringing about this suffering. >> the white house is a pulpit and you ought to take advantage of it. >> obesity in this country is nothing short of a public health crisis. >> i think i just had little antennas up that told me when somebody had their own agenda. >> so much influence in that office, it would be ashame to waste it. >> i think they serve as a window to the past on what was going on with american women. >> she is the only one in the world he can trust. >> many of the women who were first ladies, they were writers, they wrote books. >> they are in many cases more interesting as human beings than their husband if only because they are not first and foremost defined and subsequently limited by political ambition. >> dolly was socially adepartment and politically savvy. >> dolly madison loved every minute of